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Haigh compares Shapps’ actions to P&O Ferries

During a heated debate on the upcoming rail strikes, shadow transport secretary Louise Haigh accused the secretary of state Grant Shapps of “acting directly from P&O’s playbook” in trying to replace striking rail staff with agency staff. Shapps criticised Labour and its leader Keir Starmer on the lack of clarity of their position on the…

Speaker reminds MPs ‘our words have consequences’

Following “abuse” towards Keir Starmer outside parliament last night, the Speaker of the House, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, made a statement, which reminded MPs that their “words have consequences”. This follows “reports that some abuse was directed towards the leader of the opposition related to claims made by the prime minister”. Hoyle repeated his previous remarks,…

Labour most trusted on cost of living / levelling up, but Conservatives still lead on growing the economy

Ipsos MORI’s latest Political Monitor, taken 19th to 25th January, shows Labour more trusted than the Conservatives on a range of issues including “levelling-up” (by 44% to 14%), improving the… The post Labour most trusted on cost of living / levelling up, but Conservatives still lead on growing the economy appeared first on London Business…

Sir Keir enjoys the vetting process

Christian Wakeford’s shock defection from the Conservative party to Labour has been the talk of Westminster this week – with Sir Keir Starmer surprising almost everyone – including his own MPs. The high stakes move by Labour’s leader to let the MP for Bury South into the Party has raised questions as to whether Labour…

Politics.co.uk’s New Year predictions

Happy new year! 2021 threw up a bunch of surprises, resignations and more kissing that we’d like to have seen. But what does 2022 have in store? We reached out to commentator James Ball, pollster Matt Singh and journalist Mutaz Ahmed to ask what their political predictions are for the coming year.The post Politics.co.uk’s New…

​Politics.co.uk presents: Naughty or Nice?

​It’s Christmas Eve and Santa’s on his way. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, and there will be a few MPs receiving a bag of coal down their chimney’s this year. It’s been an eventful year, full of scandals. But who has been naughty and who has been nice? To go through this…

Starmer’s side hustle

The conduct of MPs continues to dominate the political sphere, amid ongoing revelations of lucrative second jobs and misuse of parliamentary privileges. Whilst the scandal continues to blight the Conservatives, Labour is struggling to claim the moral high ground in the debate. In reference to the attack by Deputy Labour Leader, Angela Rayner, on Conservative…

Top Keir

In recent weeks Sir Keir Starmer has been vocal in his criticism of the recent driver shortages seen across the country, but as he unfortunately illustrated, it’s not as easy as it looks. On a visit to an HGV driving trainer centre in Greater Manchester, Labour’s leader put his driving skills to the test and…

Corbyn says he is ‘with’ Lab MP who says Starmer not fit to be leader over Sun article

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose leadership era Keir Starmer sharply criticised at last week’s party conference, has spoken out about the current leader’s decision to write an article for the Sun newspaper, stating: “I am with Ian and the people of Liverpool” in response to a tweet from Liverpool West Derby MP Ian Byrne’s…

Starmer slams ‘trivial’ Boris Johnson and lays out vision for ‘care, equality and security’

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer presented his vision for government in his keynote speech in Brighton this afternoon, at the first in-person party conference since his election as leader. He said a Labour government would modernise industry and education, reform mental health services, toughen the criminal justice system and tackle climate change with a ‘green…

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